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PC NETWORKING is it possible to use only my dsl cable router in connecting 3 pc's without using a cable modem? i dont have a cable modem yet..am new in networking..

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  • tahani8 Feb 18, 2008

    please post solutions 4 me...tanx

  • tahani8 Feb 19, 2008

    tp-link cable/dsl router TL-r402m is my routers name

  • tahani8 Feb 19, 2008

    how could i determine my router if it is at the same time a MODEM and a ROUTER?...it says here cable/DSL router

  • tahani8 Feb 20, 2008

    tanx for helping me..i jaz connected my other pc's.. great info.. keep up the good work buddies...

  • tahani8 Feb 20, 2008

    now that i have set up my networking. i wish to share all my folders in my pc's. how could i share it with each pc?

  • Doug  Whitehorne
    Doug Whitehorne May 11, 2010

    Tahani8

    OK what do you have? cable or DSL?? I am not fully understanding your situation. If your dsl modem is also a router like a siemans speedstream 6520, then there is no problem connecting 3 pcs to the one interent connection because its built to serve as a modem/Router. Now If your on a cable connection, Your modem/ router for dsl can be used to be a router only. Just preform a hard reset on the bottom by holding it in for a few seconds until the light flashes. But your dsl modem will not connect to the cables service. you need a cable modem. If you want to be online.

  • SANTOSH BHAGAT May 11, 2010

    hi,
    tell me what is the make/model no. of your dsl cable router.
    santy

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Yes it is possible: if u are trying to get broadband on all 3 pc's then go for WIFI if ur router in wifi enabled ...
If u are trying to setup a network b/w 3 pc's then u will have to get a networking hub .
Network can established b/w two pc;s by connecting the with simple ethernet cable known as a CAT cable or LAN cable and making a bridge between the two computers but in order to establish a network b/w 3 pc's then u will have to get a network hub which will support many connections at one time.

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    Rohit Chadha Feb 19, 2008

    If you want to know whether it is a modem or a router
    Answer is very simple
    Modems generally donot have a homepage or a something known as a modem manager whereas routers do have a router manager page thru which u can change settings in a router...
    This homepage can also be regarded as a graphical user interface or GUI
    goto start
    click run
    type cmd
    click ok
    in the black screen (known as a command prompt ), type ipconfig
    press enter
    get the default gateway
    goto internet explorer or any web browser
    Type the default gateway in address bar and press enter and then the homepage or the router managr page will open up ( it could also ask u for ur password )
    But if it is a modem , no page will come up and it will give u an error...
    IF it is a router then the default gateway shud start with 192.168...
    other wise if it is a modem then it shud start with some thing else which would be the public ip address provided to you by the ISP.
    ......................

    There is one difference by which u can identify whether u have a modem or a router
    Modems generally use a dial up connection to connect to internet whereas router donot use any dial up connections.

  • Rohit Chadha
    Rohit Chadha Feb 20, 2008

    Hey BRO
    u want to share ur folders
    VERY SIMPLE
    right click on any folder
    goto properties
    on the top u will find the sharing category
    click on sharing and it will give u an option to share the folder
    just click on shared and folder or drive will be shared.. and u will be able to see it on ur network

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Share Your Internet Connection with More Than One Computer- The Easy Way


Here is a simple way share your home internet connection with more than one computer. This will work for both wired and wireless and doesn't require alot of technical or computer skills to accomplish. I'm sure there are other ways, but if you're looking for a simple repeatable setup, here it is.

If you've got a dsl connection through a dsl modem, this TIP will work for you.
If you've got a cable modem, this TIP will work just as well.

Here's a list of what you'll need.

  1. Dsl or cable modem that works on your system and you can access internet with one computer (If you're using the internet, most likely you've got this already).
  2. Wired (Ethernet) or Wireless Router (wifi routers have 4-6 ethernet ports also).
  3. For Wired: Ethernet cable to connect modem to router.
  4. For Wireless: Wifi compatible computer or wifi card for your computer (follow manufacturer's instructions for proper install).
Procedure:
  1. Turn all components off. This includes anything on your existing network- computer, modem, printer and any router you may currently be using.
  2. With all power off, connect an ethernet cable between your modem and your new cable/dsl router(wired or wireless).
  3. Turn on the power to your new router only and let it boot up completely.
  4. Turn on the dsl/cable modem and allow it to boot. Since the router was booted first, the modem with recognize the router's MAC address (ethernet numerical address) and connect that address to the internet.
  5. Connect all the other components onto the router with the ethernet cables as needed and turn on the components- no particular order is necessary after the router and modem are booted. Your router will assign MAC addresses to all the ethernet components. Once the MAC address is assigned, your computer should work correctly with the internet and shouldn't drop out when the second computer is turned on.
  6. For wireless connections, boot up your computer with the properly installed Wifi card, airport card and allow it to "find" your router. Once you get confirmation of the signal, you're good to go.
Following this procedure will allow your modem, your router to use their designed software to connect you without a bunch of programming. You will actually enjoy having more than one computer sharing an internet connection.

Remember this procedure and follow the steps again if you lose power and have to reboot your network.

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How do i connect my tp link router to my dsl modem


Hi,
* 1 Unplug your DSL modem and D-Link router. In order for the network to properly recognize its devices, these devices must be attached in a specific order.

* 2 Plug in your DSL modem's power cord. There is usually no power button on a modem. Simply plugging in its electrical cable will turn it on. Give your DSL modem a couple minutes to re-establish its connection to AT&T's network before taking any further action.

* 3 Plug in your D-Link router's power cord. Like the DSL modem, this router will probably not have a power switch; simply plug in the power cable, and it turns on. Let the D-Link router sit for a couple minutes while it establishes its connection to the DSL modem and AT&T's network.

* 4 Physically attach your computer to the router with an Ethernet cable. Even if the router and modem are wireless, a physical connection must be established to properly configure the router. If this is not a wireless network, then your setup procedure is essentially complete.

To access a D-Link router on your network, open an Internet browser and navigate to the 192.168.0.1 address. This will bring you to your D-Link router's interface. The default User Name is "admin" (without the quotes), and there is no password. Enter the User Name and click the "Log In" button. This will bring you to the Setup window. Refer to your D-Link router's documentation for changing the default password (highly recommended) and forwarding ports.

If this is a wireless network, you have a couple further steps. First, change your network's SSID (Service Set Identifier) title, so that you can recognize it when other wireless networks are nearby. Also, choose your wireless encryption and passphrase. WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access 2) is a solid option. Specific instructions depend on your model of D-Link router; so refer to your documentation (which can usually be found at the manufacturer's website if you do not have it on hand).

* 5 Disconnect the Ethernet cable from your computer. Your new wireless network should be visible with your computer's wireless adapter. Windows and OS X will notify you of networks in range when your adapter is active. Connect to the one with your SSID, and enter the passphrase.

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All lights of the modem are on but there is no internet connection although I reset the modem, turned off everything and unplugged and waited for 6 minutes. Besides, I went to the 192......., put the dsl...


1. Call DSL provider verify service is active. They should be able to ping their DSL modem.
2. If good service, plug your pc directly into dsl modem. If youre able to connect, then the router is bad. Youll need a new one.
3. If I read this wrong, and its the dsl modem that is not connecting, AND the service says its working, then it maybe the dsl network port has failed. In which case report it to your service provider and they should replace the unit for you.
4. You can try to unplug and replug the network cables, all of them. Or try different ones. Its just possible you are getting a poor connection at the wire terminator.

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Theres no dsl light on the router, its a d link dsl2640b. so i need to know if its broke, the power light is on and the status light but no dsl light and no internet light on router, the pc is showing...


The flashing DSL light means that the modem isn't seeing the DSL signal on the phone line it's connected to. This might be due to modem failure, but it might also indicate a phone line problem. The most common trouble I run across is an unfiltered device connected on the line that interferes with the DSL signal. Other than the modem, all devices (phones, fax machines, security systems, etc.) need to be connected to the line through a filter. Check to be sure something hasn't been connected without a filter. Sometimes a phone gets moved or a new phone is added that gets plugged in to a handy jack without being filtered.

If you can, try connecting another modem to the line. You may be able to borrow one, or find one at a resale shop. I see them quite often for only a couple of dollars, leftover from people changing to FiOS or cable service. This can help determine if the modem is responsible.

One final possibility: your DSL service has been cut off. I've had two cases where loss of DSL was a phone company issue that they needed to fix at their office. (One following some wiring work done in apartment building, the other when service was mistakenly disconnected from the wrong customer.)

This kind of trouble can be a headache to solve, but it can be solved. Good luck and thanks for using Fixya!

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If you mean you're trying to use DSL service with the modem that came built into an HP computer, you can't. That modem is for dial-up Internet service only, or if you want to use your computer as a fax machine along with a scanner or all-in-one printer.

To connect to DSL, you'll need a DSL modem. If you're just getting service, your service provider should have supplied one. (Actually, I think you have the option now of ordering DSL service and not getting a modem if you already have one. Maybe you did this.) The DSL modem has a telephone-type jack to connect to the phone line (same as on the HP modem), but the connection to your computer is through a different, larger, jack usually labeled "Ethernet" or "Computer". If you don't have a modem, you can easily find them for sale. You can buy new ones at retailers who sell computers, and many used ones are available on eBay or on your local Craig's list.

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